A MUCH NEGLECTED SERVICE - Assessment of Family Planning Services in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities

عدد الصفحات: 145

تاريخ النشر: سبتمبر/أيلول 2019

مؤلف: Dr. Ali Khader and Dr. Bassam Abu Hamad

الناشر: UNFPA

The use of Family Planning (FP) is not only associated with better health outcomes, higher quality of life and a reduction in mortality and morbidity. It also accelerates a country’s progress toward poverty reduction, economic growth, better education and women’s empowerment. The right to access Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS) and information, including FP is a critical human rights issue. Nevertheless, in Palestine, many barriers exist, which limit the ability to fulfil rights and enjoy quality FP services. FP is widely perceived as a medical issue that mainly concerns women; men are largely not involved in this issue.

UNFPA, in its continuous efforts to promote Family Planning services in Palestine and to improve the overall management of FP supplies, has conducted this assessment of FP services with a particular focus to commodity security as an important step to ensure a sustainable and reliable supply of high-quality FP commodities.